Seattle events calendar for July 2014. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Seattle, Washington.

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July 2014

Enjoy the best Seattle events, festivals, and things to do in July 2014 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, Washington.

Zoo concerts

July 2 - 31, 2014 (schedule below)

5 miles north

ZooTunes features world-class artists at Woodland Park Zoo. One free child 12 or under per adult. June 18, 22. July 2, 6, 30, 31. Aug. 6, 10, 17, 20, 21, 24.

Patriotic music

July 3, 2014 (7:30 p.m.)

0.5 miles south

Star-Spangled Spectacular includes soloists, sing-alongs, and favorite patriotic tunes. Pick up 1 to 4 free tickets before 6 p.m. at Benaroya Hall.

Welcome new Americans

July 4, 2014

1 mile NW

Watch 500 people from 80 countries become Americans at the emotional naturalization ceremony at Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion. Band plays at 11 a.m. Ceremony and speeches at 12 p.m. Free.


July 4, 2014

Many of these are all-day events.

  • Bellevue - Downtown Park 10:05 p.m.
  • Edmonds - Civic Stadium 10 p.m.
  • Everett - Port Gardner Bay 10:20 p.m.
  • Federal Way - Celebration Park 10:15 p.m.
  • Kenmore - Log Boom Park 10 p.m.
  • Kent - Lake Meridian Park 10 p.m.
  • Kirkland - Marina Park 10:15 p.m.
  • Lakewood - Joint Base Lewis-McChord at dark
  • Renton - Coulon Park 10 p.m.
  • SeaTac - Angle Lake Park 10:15 p.m.
  • Seattle - Gas Works Park 10:10 p.m. (see below)
  • Tacoma - Ruston Way 10:10 p.m. (see below)

Fourth of July - Seattle

July 4, 2014

4 miles north

The Seafair Summer Fourth opens at noon in both Gas Works Park and South Lake Union Park with family activities, entertainment, a beer garden, and food vendors. Show starts at 10:10 p.m. Bring no alcohol, fireworks, glass bottles, or pets. Free.

Fourth of July - Bainbridge

July 4, 2014

11 miles west via ferry

Take the Bainbridge Island ferry on foot to the Grand Old Fourth of July for a pancake breakfast, car show, foot race, street fair, beer garden, kids’ activities, parade at 1 p.m., and fireworks at 10:20 p.m. Free.

Fourth of July - Tacoma

July 4, 2014

36 miles south

Tacoma Freedom Fair and Airshow features six music stages, food booths, beer gardens, an air show, and big fireworks show at 10:10 p.m. Donation requested.

Traditional music

July 4 - 5, 2014

54 miles NW via ferry

Hear masters perform at Festival of American Fiddle Tunes at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend.

Wooden boat festival

July 4 - 6, 2014

1.5 miles north

Find races, boat rides, demonstrations, live music, and food vendors at the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival at the Center for Wooden Boats. Free.

Lumberjack festival

July 4 - 6, 2014

28 miles NW via Bainbridge ferry

Old Mill Days Americana has a lumberjack show, chainsaw carving, ice sculpting, music, beer, car show, and fireworks in Port Gamble. Repeats Sept.

Concerts at the locks

July 4 - 27, 2014 (May 29 - Sept. 1)

6 miles NW

Summer concerts on the lawn at the Ballard Locks are free. Bring a picnic, but no alcohol. Free.

Wallingford family event

July 5, 2014

4 miles north

Wallingford Family Parade & Festival includes a neighborhood parade, craft vendors, food, beer, wine, kids’ activities, and music at Meridian Playground.

Chamber music on a farm

July 5 - 27, 2014 (June 28 - Sept. 7)

56 miles NW via Bainbridge Ferry

Hear world-class chamber music on the lawn or in the barn at the Olympic Music Festival in Quilcene. Prices.

Airplanes, cars, motorcycles

July 6, 2014

42 miles SW

Tacoma Freedom Fair Wings & Wheels is airplanes, flyovers, a car show, race cars, motorcycles, and a beer garden at the Tacoma Narrows Airport.

Chamber music in the city

July 7 - Aug. 2, 2014

0.5 miles south

Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival at Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall has free recitals before performances. Repeats in Feb.

Concerts downtown

July 9 - Sept. 5, 2014

Downtown Seattle

Hear free music at Out to Lunch Concert Series on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. See schedule.

Music and wine

July 10, 2014

0.5 mile west

Sip wine with snacks, and then dance to live music at Wine Rocks on Pier 66, Elliott Hall at Bell Harbor International Conference Center.

Air show & car show

July 10 - 12, 2014

43 miles north

See 1,000 home-built, classic, vintage, and military airplanes with live music, a beer garden, and kids’ area at Arlington Fly-In at Arlington Municipal Airport.

Dance performance

July 11 - 12, 2014

0.5 mile west

Seattle Theatre Group presents the annual multi-cultural DANCE This at The Moore Theatre.

Redmond Derby Days

July 11 - 12, 2014

15 miles NE

Redmond Derby Days has a kids’ parade, grand parade, bicycle race, 5K, carnival, beer/wine, and Saturday fireworks at Redmond City Hall Campus.

Scrapbook Expo

July 11 - 12, 2014

36 miles south

Scrapbookers will find classes, vendors, and crop parties at Scrapbook Expo at Puyallup fairgrounds.

West Seattle festival

July 11 - 13, 2014

6 miles SW

West Seattle Summer Fest is a neighborhood street fair of arts and crafts, shopping, live music, local food, beer gardens, and a kids’ play area. Free.

Kent family festival

July 11 - 13, 2014

20 miles south

Kent Cornucopia Days is a carnival and street fair with food, entertainment, a 5K, dragon boat races, a skateboard tournament, and a parade in Kent.

Gig Harbor fair

July 11 - 13, 2014

51 miles SW

KeyFest has a carnival, Saturday car show, music and entertainment, a beer and wine garden, a food court, a trout-fishing pond, and a petting zoo in Gig Harbor.

Thomas Train ride

July 11 - 13 and 18 - 20, 2014

29 miles east

Day Out With Thomas includes a 25-minute train ride, stories and videos, and crafts for kids at Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie.

Polish Festival

July 12, 2014

1 mile NW

Polish Festival offers Polish music, dance, beer, food, crafts, and workshops at Seattle Center Armory. Free.

Tango festival

July 12, 2014

1.3 miles east

The five-day Tango Magic festival includes a class for beginners at 7:30 and a professional performance at 8:30 on Saturday at Temple De Hirsch Sinai.

French festival

July 12, 2014 (3 to 8 p.m.)

2 miles NE

Celebrate all things French at Bastille Bash, including music, dance, kids’ activities, and (prepaid) beer & wine & food at E Madison Street & 29th Ave.

Bicycle to Portland

July 12, 2014

4 miles NE

The non-competitive 200-mile Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic is one of America’s best. The 10,000 tickets sell out early. Starts north of Husky Stadium.
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Milk Carton Derby

July 12, 2014

5 miles north

See more than 100 boats made of milk cartons compete for speed and style prizes at the Seafair Milk Carton Derby at Green Lake. Free.

Bremerton beer tasting

July 12, 2014

18 miles west via Bremerton ferry

Walk on the ferry to Bremerton Summer BrewFest for summer beers from two-dozen state breweries, live music, and snacks. No dogs.

Music on the farm

July 12, 2014

24 miles NE

Summer Sounds on the Farm features music, games for kids, a beer garden, and ice cream specials at Snoqualmie Ice Cream in Snohomish. Cost.

Crafts show

July 12 - 13, 2014

1 mile NW

Shop for handcrafted clothing, jewelry, toys, stationery, art, candles, housewares, and food at Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center. Repeats in December. Free.

Dragon festival

July 12 - 13, 2014

1.5 miles SE

Chinatown International District Dragon Fest is a street fair of Japanese drumming, Chinese martial arts, Filipino and Indian dancing, American jazz, and $2 Asian cuisine in the International District. Free.

Outdoor plays

July 12 - 13, 2014

2 miles NE

Watch Shakespeare, family plays, and comic theater at Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival in two locations at Volunteer Park (lawn and amphitheater). Free.

Ballard seafood festival

July 12 - 13, 2014

6 miles NW

Eat seafood, watch a lutefisk-eating contest, hear music, see art, visit the family stage, and enjoy the beer garden at the Ballard SeafoodFest. You may even spot a Viking at this free Scandinavian event.

Wedgwood Art Festival

July 12 - 13, 2014

7 miles NE

The small Wedgwood Art Festival features local artists, music, puppets, food, and fun at Our Lady of the Lake at 35th Ave. NE & NE 89th St. Free.

White Center Jubilee Days

July 12 - 20, 2014

9 miles south

White Center Jubilee Days has a carnival, street fair, fireworks, car show, parade, and kids’ center. Free.

Garden walks

July 12, 13, 20, 2014

Seattle locations

  • July 12 - See private gardens and vote for your favorite on a Garden Tour in White Center. Free.
  • July 13 - See private gardens and artists’ studios on the Georgetown Garden Walk. Free.
  • July 20 - Visit outstanding residential gardens on the West Seattle Garden Tour. Supports charity.

Tacoma art festival

July 13, 2014

38 miles south

Music and art lovers converge on 6th Avenue in Tacoma for Art on the Ave, which has live music, local-restaurant food, and art installations. Free.

Glass-school open house

July 13, 2014

53 miles north

Watch hot glass demonstrations by artists, take a tour of the campus founded by Dale Chihuly, buy glass art, and do glass activities at the Pilchuck Glass School Open House in Stanwood. Buy tickets online.

Olympia summer festival

July 16 - 20, 2014

65 miles south

Lakefair at Capital Lake includes a carnival, food booths, entertainment, 3K and 8K runs, a Saturday parade, and Sunday fireworks. Free.

Sand castle competition

July 16 - 20, 2014

172 miles SW

Watch professional sand sculptors both in town and at the beach during Sandsations at Long Beach. Enjoy a bonfire, hot dogs, pet parade, and kids’ area. Free.

Gold rush event

July 17, 2014

1 mile south

Visit Klondike Gold Rush Museum 100 years after gold arrived in Seattle, and see 1890s entertainment outside at Go Klondike Legacy Celebration. Free.

King County Fair

July 17 - 20, 2014

45 miles SE

The King County Fair has food, music, magic shows, a carnival, racing pigs, and 4-H animal exhibits at the Enumclaw Expo Center.

Free music festival

July 18 - 19, 2014

171 miles east

Basin Summer Sounds is a family friendly multi-genre music festival outside the historic Grant County Courthouse in Ephrata. Free.

Bite of Seattle

July 18 - 20, 2014

1 mile NW

Buy tastes from 50 restaurants at the Bite of Seattle, which also has cooking demos, wine tasting, a beer garden, and entertainment. The Alley near Key Arena has a package of 7 gourmet tastes to support charity. Friday is least crowded. Free entry at Seattle Center.

Kirkland wine tasting

July 18 - 20, 2014

11 miles NE

Enjoy art, food, wine, vendors, and a boat show on the lakeshore at Kirkland Uncorked at Marina Park.

Lavender festival

July 18 - 20, 2014

66 miles NW via Bainbridge ferry

Sequim Lavender Festival features lavender, crafts, food, beer, wine, music, and farm tours. Free.

Darrington Bluegrass Festival

July 18 - 20, 2014

75 miles NE

Hear great music in the park, visit food vendors, and camp at Darrington Bluegrass Festival.

Urban adventure race

July 19, 2014

Downtown Seattle

XPLORE Seattle is a 5K race to solve clues and complete challenges as you travel around the city.

Dragon Boat Festival

July 19, 2014

1 mile north

Seattle Dragon Boat Festival has entertainment, kids’ activities, food, vendors, and exciting dragon boat races at South Lake Union Park. Free.

Phinney beer tasting

July 19, 2014

5 miles north

Enjoy micro brews, pub food, and music outdoors at the Summer Beer Taste at Phinney Neighborhood Center. No kids or pets.

Burien block party

July 19, 2014

12 miles south

Olde Burien Block Party features live music, beer gardens, and food vendors on SW 152nd St. Free.

Family-friendly festival

July 19, 2014

16 miles north

Celebrate! Music & Dance Festival includes art, wine & food trucks at Lynnwood Convention Center. Free.

Snoqualmie bike ride

July 19, 2014

30 miles east

Ride 25, 50, or 100 miles in beautiful Snoqualmie Valley with snacks and an after-party on the Tour de Peaks Bike Ride, which begins in North Bend.

Obstacle race

July 19, 2014

40 miles south

Overcome mud, fire, ropes, and barricades to complete the three-mile Warrior Dash for a medal and T-shirt at Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake.

Japanese festival

July 19 - 20, 2014

1.7 miles SE

Honor our ancestors at Bon Odori Festival with traditional dancing, Taiko drums, martial arts, and Japanese food & crafts at Seattle Buddhist Church.

Alki Point art fair

July 19 - 20, 2014

6 miles SW

Alki Art Fair draws 10,000 visitors to browse arts and crafts, and hear music near the beach. Free.

Belly dancing festival

July 19 - 20, 2014

6 miles SW

Watch belly dancing outdoors in Hiawatha Park and inside the community center, and visit food trucks and vendors at the Mediterranean Fantasy Festival. Free.

Vashon strawberry festival

July 19 - 20, 2014

16 miles SW via Fauntleroy ferry

The free Vashon Island Strawberry Festival has music, dance, parades, carnival rides, a pancake breakfast, beer garden, and 200 vendors.

Medieval village

July 19 - 20, 2014

27 miles east

Saint James Faire opens at noon with craft shops, archery and sword demonstrations, puppetry, music, dance, and lunch (dinner by reservation), at Camlann Medieval Village in Carnation.

Chinatown parade

July 20, 2014

1.5 miles SE

Chinatown Seafair Parade features lion and dragon dances, martial arts, and the Chinese Girls Drill Team in the international district. Route map.

Tacoma food truck festival

July 20, 2014

34 miles south

Food Truck Fest features 12 food trucks and nonstop live music at Wright Park in Tacoma. Free entry.

Forest music festival

July 24 - 26, 2014

27 miles east

Timber Outdoor Music Festival features 26 artists and camping at rural Tolt MacDonald Park in Carnation.

Zimbabwe festival

July 24 - 27, 2014

37 miles south

Zimfest celebrates the music and culture of Zimbabwe with concerts, workshops, and a marketplace at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

Wine at the zoo

July 25, 2014

5 miles north

Bring a glass and ID to taste boutique wines from 30 wineries on the North Meadow of Woodland Park Zoo at Tasting Flight, which includes live music, animal encounters, and optional picnic food. Sells out.

Jazz Port Townsend

July 25 - 26, 2014

54 miles NW via ferry

Jazz Port Townsend is held at Fort Ward State Park.

Capitol Hill Block Party

July 25 - 27, 2014

1 mile east

Capitol Hill Block Party is a three-day rock festival of 80 bands and DJs, craft booths, and food trucks.

Bellevue art fair

July 25 - 27, 2014

11 miles east

Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair is one of America’s biggest and best. Find the top artists in the covered parking garage west of Bellevue Square. Free.

Renton art fair

July 25 - 27, 2014

16 miles SE

The 25th annual Renton River Days offers arts and crafts, recreation, food, entertainment, and kids’ activities in Liberty Park. Free.

Vintage car show

July 25 - 27, 2014

37 miles south

See 3,000 custom, classic, and muscle cars and trucks plus hot rods at the Pacific Northwest Nationals at the Puyallup fairgrounds.

Torchlight parade

July 26, 2014

1 mile NW

Colorful floats, drill teams, and pirates fill Seattle’s streets at 7:30 p.m. for Seafair Torchlight Parade. Attend the pre-parade FanFest at Seattle Center to see exhibits, view floats, and meet participants. Free.

Neighborhood festival

July 26, 2014

5 miles NE

Bull Moose Festival has music, beer, food vendors, a fashion show, dog show, scavenger hunt, and exhibits on healthy and sustainable living at 68th & Roosevelt.

Solar festival

July 26, 2014

11 miles north

Shoreline Community College hosts the Northwest SolarFest 2014, a renewable energy and sustainable living fair. Hear live music and see 100 exhibitors and vendors plus electric vehicles. Free.

Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival

July 26, 2014

45 miles SW

Visit tasting tents, see cooking demonstrations and celebrity chefs, and attend a seminar at Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival on the historic waterfront.

Scottish festival

July 26 - 27, 2014

43 miles SE

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering is an athletic competition that also has colorful pipe bands, Scottish food and drink, and vendors, at the Expo Center in Enumclaw. Friday events are only in the evening, and free. No pets.

Mushroom festival

July 26 - 27, 2014

55 miles south

Enjoy mushroom hors d’oeuvres, cooking demos, a kids' zone, music, a 5K on Fri., and wine tasting on Sat. at Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival, Lacey.

Filipino Festival

July 27, 2014

6 miles SE

Pista sa Nayon has food, entertainment, arts & crafts booths, and children’s games in Seward Park. Free.

Classic car show

July 27, 2014

15 miles NE

See 400 classic cars and motorcycles near the lake at the Kirkland Classic Car Show. Free.

Kitsap County bike ride

July 27, 2014

18 miles west via Bremerton ferry

Take your bike on the Bremerton Ferry, and then cruise 10 to 100 rural miles in Tour de Kitsap.

Christian music

July 30 - Aug. 2, 2014

216 miles SE

Creation Festival Northwest offers live music, kids’ activities, and a worship tent in Kennewick.

Welcome ships & sailors

July 30 - Aug. 3, 2014

0.5 miles SW

Seafair Fleet Week begins Wednesday with a Parade of Ships in Elliott Bay and parade of aircraft in the sky, followed by ship tours Thursday to Sunday for ages 8 and older on the Seattle waterfront. Free.
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